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IRS 2024 Tutorial

“Short Course on Joint Communcation and Sensing” 

This workshop explores innovative designs that harmonize communication and radar functionalities within a single transceiver, focusing on the development of hardware that supports dual functionalities. Key topics include transceiver architectures, multi-function antenna systems, signal processing techniques, waveform design, and hardware implementation.

Applications such as automotive radar, smart city infrastructure, and defense systems will be discussed, alongside regulatory and standardization challenges. The workshop aims to enhance understanding, foster collaboration, and identify future research directions in Joint Communication and Sensing (JC&S) technologies.

Session chairs

Dr. Mehmet Parlak

Dr. Mehmet Parlak is a principal research scientist at the Faculty of Engineering, UC Louvain with a research focus on design and development of joint communication and radar transceivers. He also focuses on machine learning assisted, sub-terahertz integrated beamforming circuits and systems on silicon for cognitive Radar and 6G applications within the scope of smart and autonomous applications. Dr. Parlak received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 2005, the M.S. and PhD. degrees in 2009 and 2012 in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, San Diego, CA and MBA degree at Paul Merage Business School at University of California, Irvine with a focus in strategy management in 2019.

Prior to and after completing his PhD, he participated in research and development as a RFIC design scientist at many leading corporations such as Siemens Corporation in Munich, Germany, Panasonic Corporation, America in San Jose, CA and Broadcom Corporation (Avago) in Irvine, CA, USA. He held fellowships and honors throughout his education and career;  TU Munich Graduate Research Fellowship, UC San Diego Graduate Research Fellow, UC Irvine MBA Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, Gordon Engineering Leadership, UC San Diego Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards, Intel Student Scholarship to name a few.